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Pillay testified until late Friday night, in the inquiry into suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.
After cross-examination , MPs had their question and answer session and interaction with Pillay. ATM leader Vuyo Zungula was one of the MPs who questioned him.
Ivan Pillay’s testimony at the Mkhwebane’s inquiry: Modidima Mannya:
One of Mkhwebane’s investigations into SARS, related to Pillay’s retirement and rehiring by SARS. This was Pillay’s confirmation during the interaction.
“PILLAY: What I know is that I wanted to access my money in the pension fund, so I wanted to retire from the fund. And I asked for to be rehired. And it’s there apparently. And the key decision, if you have a retirement is agreed to , then what kicks in is that the penalty is then paid by the employer. ZUNGULA: Did I here you correctly, you said you wanted to retire because you wanted access to your funds and you wanted to be rehired? PILLAY: Yes.”